4/1/21 – Governor ups vaccine recommendation

Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor.

Governor Whitmer announced Wednesday they are increasing their vaccination goal across Michigan from 50,000 to 100,000 shots per day. This comes as cases continue to rise across the state. 

“We are going gangbusters on the vaccines and that’s really where people really need to have their personal responsibility following the protocols and getting themselves vaccinated,” she said. “It’s the best thing for them individually and for our economy.” 

One of the biggest obstacles health officials face is hesitancy to get the vaccine. 

Pfizer recently said their vaccine is safe and effective in those 12 years old and up, but that age range has yet to be approved by the FDA.

As more vaccines become available and more clinics offer the vaccine to those 16 years old and older, that means more volunteers are needed to help the process run smoothly.